It’s better to rip off the Band-Aid, so here goes: getting gainful employment when you don’t hold an EU passport, ie jobs for Americans in Spain, can be difficult, though not impossible. Spain is slowly emerging from a half-decade financial crisis, and the market is...

[caption id="attachment_7200" align="aligncenter" width="640"] A geisha girl running to work to be on-time, because on-time is late in Japan.[/caption] In a previous article I outlined the basics of teaching English in Japan: how to find a job, how much you’ll make, what’s expected of you, and...

Admit it, you’ve seen it: images of Spanish people picking through dumpsters, the shells of housing developments that won’t be finished anytime in the near future, the mugs of greedy politicians who steal from the poor to stuff their own fat wallets. While Spain’s economy...